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Grateful Dead Live at Dean Smith Center on 1993-03-24


Topics Live concert


Jack Straw, Stagger Lee, Wang Dang Doodle, It Must Have Been The Roses, Memphis Blues, Tennessee Jed, Let It Grow Here Comes Sunshine, Playin' In The Band-> Box Of Rain, Crazy Fingers-> Playin' In The Band Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> Spanish Jam-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Dean Smith Center
Location Chapel Hill, NC

Source SBD > D10 proII transfered and encoded by Doug Nawrocki

Notes

SBD > D10 proII transfered and encoded by Doug Nawrocki

Reviews

Reviewer: RM1133 - - November 1, 2013
Subject: End of Healy?
From what I've heard, this night was the beginning of the end for Dan Healy. Allowing all the tapers to patch in to the soundboard was something he was told specifically not to do and yet on this night it was a free for all. Sort of a FU to the band? There was the night he decided not to run the PA at full capacity for Sting which embarrassed the band. The word is that this finally caused Phil & Jerry to listen to some soundboards and heard that Healy was messing with Weir which lead to his firing. But all in all, this was the night that really started the end for him. It did however lead to some incredible tapes back in the day. "Free from the vault"......
Reviewer: datsyuk - - September 18, 2013
Subject: Context
"I AM JUST GLAD THAT I CAUGHT THE BAND AROUND 350 TIMES FROM '78>'90. AFTER BRENT PASSED IT WAS PRETTY MUCH OVER,THE ONLY TRUE ENJOYMENT WAS THE GARCIA BAND AND THAT WAS BECAUSE JERRY WAS NOT PLAYING WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND LOVED HIS TIME AWAY FROM THEM. THE TRUE GRATEFUL DEAD SPIRIT WAS GONE ABOUT 6 YEARS BEFORE JERRY PASSED AND THE REALLY TRIED AND TRUE DEAD ENDED ABOUT 1985".

Wow,your first show is in '78 and you think you have the cred to bash a '93 show. You came to the party late. You never saw Pigpen, you never saw the real deal 69-74 shows, not to mention '76 and of course '77. Thanks for stating the obvious about the 90's shows. But putting this show in the context of what they were capable of in '93, it's damn good. Sorry it's not as good as one of their "awesome" shows you saw in '84 or 85, which by the way was as hit or miss as anything in the 90s. Some really bad nights in the 80's.
Reviewer: AceHigh4 - - March 2, 2013
Subject: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was my first show and it was f**king amazing!!!!!! I dropped 6 tabs and ate 19 veggie burritos in the parking lot. Then during TN Jed I puked on Jer's monitors...SICK!!!!!! Did anyone else see those insects crawling out of Bobby's mouth during Let It Grow? Toward the end of the show one of the Dead's crew came over and said they had never seen anyone exude so much love and joy and asked if I'd like to come back stage. I hung out with Phil and smoked a couple fatties with him. He asked me what I thought about his playing and I said it was really nice, because , you know, it was REALLLLLLY nice...LOL!!!!! Then a couple of the girls that had been sitting around listening to one of Bobby's political rants and waiting for him to take them to his dressing room came over to me and I took them to my car and we did it until we couldn't see straight (which wasn't long...actually). If I could give this show six stars I WOULD!!!!! This was the best show of my life and, hey, I saw TWELVE SHOWS!!!!!!
Reviewer: boscomorgan - - January 8, 2011
Subject: WERE THESE PEOPLE AT THE SAME SHOW?
WHAT I REMEMBER FROM THE DEAN DOME WAS SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT LEFT PRIOR REVIEWS. BY THIS POINT IN THEIR CAREER THE BAND PLAYED LIKE THEY WERE JUST FILLING CONTRACTS THAT WERE SIGNED.NO ENERGY,GARCIA PLAYING LIKE HE WANTED TO BE ANYWHERE ELSE BUT THERE,SHORT SONGS 7 MINUTE PLAYIN IN THE BAND,8 MINUTE CHINA CAT>RIDER,5 MINUTE BIRDSONG YOU GET THE JIST. I AM JUST GLAD THAT I CAUGHT THE BAND AROUND 350 TIMES FROM '78>'90. AFTER BRENT PASSED IT WAS PRETTY MUCH OVER,THE ONLY TRUE ENJOYMENT WAS THE GARCIA BAND AND THAT WAS BECAUSE JERRY WAS NOT PLAYING WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND LOVED HIS TIME AWAY FROM THEM. THE TRUE GRATEFUL DEAD SPIRIT WAS GONE ABOUT 6 YEARS BEFORE JERRY PASSED AND THE REALLY TRIED AND TRUE DEAD ENDED ABOUT 1985.GIVE OR TAKE A LITTLE.
Reviewer: feather0926 - - January 8, 2011
Subject: SB patch
No, this is not in my top 10. However it is in my top 10 for'93. This show was a tapers delight. This is the show that Dan Healy allowed us tapers to feed off the soundboard.I rember him giving us very direct & explicit directions on what NOT to do. Dan was a true Deadhead I feel that after Dan left the scene the scene changed it's view.
Reviewer: Sedula - - January 6, 2010
Subject: Reviews are always too positive!
Someone below said: "I rank this show as top 3 of the 90's and Top 10 all time."

You HAVE TO BE KIDDING! Again, almost every post gives generic shows a 5 of 5. This was a fun show, but I would never put it in any top 10 (that doesn't mean it was bad). It would just be refreshing to see some real ratings of shows, based on something other than it was your first LSD trip with the Dead, or you thought Jerry was talking to you!
Reviewer: diggindadead - - January 6, 2010
Subject: F*** MY GENERATION! I MISSED JERRY!
one night i got really high in my room with the lights off and tuned to the grateful dead channel. The studio Blues for Allah played and set the mood for my high, and then this concert started playing and i listened till the very end. That night I "got" the dead, fell in love with them and felt changed.

Sadly I was only two years old then and never saw jerry. :( TAKE IT FURTHER 2010!
Reviewer: deadbrock - - July 16, 2008
Subject: Sil was right in 94
Despite the obvious. great set list, venue, etc... Vince really was pretty damn good. spanish jam stands out. He just really seemed in there during this run.
Reviewer: dj techno-hippy - - May 14, 2007
Subject: one of the best 93's
This was the first tim ehtey played chapel hill and the energy was amazing. The shows before in ATL were awful personally. The cops were crazy in GA. One whole city block was dedicated to police force, horses and swat. After that, everyone had a much much better time in NC.....
Reviewer: devilbear - - December 5, 2005
Subject: My first show
and afterward I was absolutely certain I had just seen the greatest band ever to play a note and their greatest performance ever. I was right about the first part and not far off with the second. I have never seen a happier crowd than at this show and Jerry was grinning ear to ear all through L.S.D. You can hear his voice crack with JOY on that Poignient encore. I have been addicted, hopelessly addicted to the Dead ever since. The peak of the show was GDTRFB through Lucy. This show has the best Stagger Lee and easily the best Crazy Fingers I have ever heard and I think I've heard them all? Box of Rain sent the old timers into a frenzy and from that moment on the band at everyone's complete attention. I rank this show as top 3 of the 90's and Top 10 all time. (Of course my top 10 has about 60 shows :) )

I am ever Grateful I was so lucky this was my first show.
Reviewer: dms - - June 26, 2005
Subject: Stay Away
This version has some severe digital static problems that other SBD's from this night don't. And if you were sober at this show you musta been on the other side of the parking lot from me.
Reviewer: hippieman556 - - September 11, 2004
Subject: great show
jack straw- really good sounds great

stagger lee- good jerry sounds great

wang dang doodle- awsome phil is going nuts

must have been the roses- really good

memphis blues- really good

tenn. jed- really good

let it grow- bob is awsome on this one

here comes sunshine- awsome this blew me away

playing in the band- realy good

box of rain- awsome with phil singing

crazy fingers- really good

playing reprise- mind blowing

drums- awsome

space- awsome

spanish jam- awsome

going down the road feeling bad- really good

throwing stones- not bad but not the best

not fade away- good

lucy in the sky- awsome
Reviewer: deadtothecore - - August 29, 2004
Subject: Dean Smith and the Dead
Great recording. Fantastic guitar work on Stagger Lee and Roses.

Me love this show long time.
Reviewer: Uncle Petrix - - July 15, 2004
Subject: Digital Annoyance
I remember listening to this show just a few hours after it ended. My friends and I left this house we were staying at that was full of grouchy girls who actually went to Chapel Hill U and several of them all lived in a house together...we made the "stay" connection while in Atlanta. This really hip guy whom we barely knew told us he knew some ladies that we could probably stay with while there since we had tix but didn't have a place to stay. He made the call and it was on. They lived like 1 block off the little main street that ran next to the Smith Center. Ben and Jerry's and a bunch of cool little shops, etc. We got the hook up. But like I said, they were not a cheerful bunch because they were still attending classes at the time and like 1 or 2 of these girls had tickets and I think only one had ever even seen the boys before so she knew what was up. The other ones(no pun intended) couldn't seem to deal with all these thousands of extra folks that were lierally filling this beautiful little town up. I think we got on their nerves. They were just jealous they didn't have tickets. They all ended up scoring tix by the 2nd night so that part worked out. What happened was one of these girls knew some local Head in town who was taping the first night. We were on the floor right in front of Healy and I remember this major commotion going on back in the taper section, but we had no clue, nor did we care cause we were so close cause the floor was tiny and we could see the guys very well. I remember getting pissed at these clowns behind us who wouldn't shut their mouths during drums and especially space. They were talkin' some really petty homelife crap and when I heard Jerry playing that trumpet sound and Bobby started strumming the notes to Spanish Jam, I really started to lose my mind. These goofs behind us were pissing eveybody off. They drove all the way from like Oregon or something to discuss remodeling their kitchen during music that HOT??? Well I turned around and more or less put an end to that. Everyone around us was glad. I wasn't mean. I just told 'em to save it for the ride home cause evidently they just DID NOT realize what was coming out of the speakers. Now they did. GDTRFB had smiles on everybody's dirty 'ol mug. Anyway, several hours after the show we wound up at this guy's house. We didn't know anybody. He puts on the tape to the show from that night. I had never heard a tape that clear and crisp up till that point. Especially mere hours after it happened. I do remember him saying that when Healy threw out the patch that there were just so many folks trying to get on, that that is how the static came to be and that it was part of life. Wasn't a big deal to me. I do remember Phil being especially aggravated at something out around Healy that night. You could just tell something wasn't right. Several months later Healy was history. I heard he took some cash for that digital patch that night. That also may be just hearsay and a large rumor, but it sure seemed to fit the situation. This was one of the three best I ever saw out of the few I attended. Deer Creek 6-28-92 was one of the others...

One of my buddies ended up scoring with one of the girls that we stayed with.

Imagine having to go to class and having a swarm of Deadheads rollin' in all day and night till you couldn't tell the students from the Heads...My memory is still a touch vague, but that's what went down to the best of my recollection. There were not any nugs or Blotz to be had either. The SoberMan's Dead. I remember a lot of folks getting really drunk...Hot Shows...Beautiful Campus. Wonderful times...I sure as hell miss 'em...
Reviewer: alabama_getaway - - July 9, 2004
Subject: wow
I attended many of the spring '93 shows, and this one was clearly the best. Solid first set. Sunshine opener was beautiful and this is one of phil's best performances on box.
The real deal begins w/ a wicked spanish jam, and the gdtrfb>throwin>nfa displays some of jerry's best playing in the 90's.

I hate this healy mix....I have a CRISPY nice AUD copy of set 2 only....MUCH IMPROVED. Will try to seed...
Reviewer: TERRAPINCANE - - July 6, 2004
Subject: NC '93
this is one of the more popular nights in '93, and definitely a good show...
Roses and Memphis Blues are damn good, Crazy Fingers is solid, and post-drums is where the show proves its worth...incredible Spanish Jam, and high-energy versions of GDTRFB and TStones...
This is a good show, just not great...download the post drums stuff, and that'll suffice
Reviewer: hackstraw - - June 8, 2004
Subject: Nice show
I was at this show. The 1st one I had seen since Brent died. I am not a big fan of the post Brent shows, but this one is pretty hot. The entire 2nd half of the 2nd set is amazing. Spanish Jam > GDTRFB > Throwin' > NFA is amazing. I personally think this is the best Throwin' I've heard. Unfortunately, there aren't many good audience recordings of this show (hint, hint) because the boards do not have enough Phil in the mix. It was nuts during the jam in NFA where Phil does some noodling and then just shakes the entire Dean Dome with an ultra low bass note.

Get this, and hopeufully a full sounding aud recording will surface.
Reviewer: ThruHike - - May 21, 2004
Subject: dean dome
Good Show. Download it if you want some good post 91 dead. First set is played w/ conviction. Maybe the best Memphis Blues ever...or my fav anyway. 2nd set does have some digi noise in the here comes sunshine...lasts till midway Playin"....the crazy fingers is good. The Lucy In the Sky encore is icing on the cake.
Reviewer: fez_43 - - May 15, 2004
Subject: some comments
i just d/l'd it and have only listened to here comes sunshine, but I seem to notice a lot of diginoise present. does anyone else notice this? other than that, a superb recording of a solid show.
Reviewer: sjl - - May 14, 2004
Subject: Vince is appreciable
Not a huge fan of this era, but this show smokes. Go ahead and get it to see how good '93 can be. Great soaring jams, with Vince making some nice contributions. Seriously, if you've never heard a '93 show this is the one to get.
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